Willinois 34 33 67
Purdue 37 44 81
Date of game: 3/20/2013

Recap: Purdue vs. Western Ill

West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) - A.J. Hammons led the way with 15 points as the Purdue Boilermakers coasted to an 81-67 victory over the Western Illinois Leathernecks in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational at Mackey Arena.

Ronnie Johnson added 14 points for Purdue (16-17), which will take on Santa Clara in the next round. Rapheal Davis chipped in 12 points and five rebounds while Terone Johnson tallied 10 points and five assists.

Don McAvoy paced WIU (22-9) with 16 points and Remy Roberts-Burnett added 15 points to go along with five assists. Adam Link and Michael Ochereobia netted 12 points each in the setback.

The first half was closely contested as Purdue took a narrow, 37-34, lead into halftime after it shot 53.6 percent from the field. The Leathernecks stayed close by hitting on 56.5 percent of their field goal tries including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.

The Boilermakers pulled away in the second stanza as they sank 6-of-7 from 3- point range.

Purdue is now 5-0 all-time against the Leathernecks.

Game Notes

Aloha! Western Carolina to visit Hawaii in 2017

Western Carolina's football program will open its 2017 season at the University of Hawaii in a first-ever meeting between the two programs.

NASCAR News
Newman's No. 31 team penalized for tire manipulation

NASCAR handed down severe penalties to Ryan Newman's No. 31 team in the Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday for altered tires used in the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

NBA fines Clippers' Davis $15K for cushion kick

Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for kicking a seat cushion into the stands during Sunday's game against Boston.

Oilers sign D LaLeggia

The Edmonton Oilers added depth and scoring punch from the college ranks on Monday, signing defenseman Joey LaLeggia to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.